3-Part Treatment Plan for OPT (Oral Placement Therapy) - selfstudy Talk-Tools
3-Part Treatment Plan for OPT (Oral Placement Therapy) - selfstudy Talk-Tools

3-Part Treatment Plan for OPT (Oral Placement Therapy)

Learn how 40 highly motivating motor activities can be used to improve phonation, resonation, and speech clarity.

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1.2 ASHA CEUs • 1.2 AOTA CEUs • 12 Instructional Hours
Course Description

This introductory course to OPT (Oral Placement Therapy)​ is the foundation for TalkTools training and is integrated throughout all of our courses. OPT is a type of oral-motor therapy that targets specific movements needed for speech and feeding. The "3 parts" of OPT are: auditory and visual sensory systems COMBINED WITH tactile -- and propioceptive -- sensory systems. TalkTools training applies a unique, hierarchical approach to OPT, focused on a measurable, results-driven path for both therapists and clients across all ages and diagnoses with the goal of:

  • speech clarity
  • improved feeding
  • independence
  • improved QUALITY OF LIFE

This interactive, hands-on course includes highly motivating activities targeting the abdomen, velum, jaw, lips and tongue. Techniques learned can be readily implemented across many therapy environments -- private practices, hospitals, schools and home.

  • Appropriately assess oral placement/feeding/speech problems based on muscle systems.
  • Integrate hierarchies for motor dissociation and grading (jaw-lips-tongue).
  • Plan programs of therapeutic intervention to address physiological and motor-based speech disorders.
  • Be able to apply at least 10 new therapy techniques.
  • Properly use oral placement techniques to improve individual speech clarity and production.

3-Part Treatment Plan for OPT -- together with Feeding Therapy: A Sensory Motor Approach -- comprise LEVEL 1 NOVICE training - click through to learn more about TalkTools exclusive LEVEL Training. 


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  • Online ONLY for 1 learner -- ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE (downloadable workbook, forms and charts)
  • Online + SUPPLIES for 1 learner -- ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE plus the following supplies and textbook
    • 1 Horn #1, 1 Straw #4, 1 Straw C, 2 Bite Blocks, 1 Stir Stick, 1 Plastic Spoon, 1 Toothette, 1 Tongue Depressor and TextbookORAL PLACEMENT THERAPY FOR SPEECH CLARITY AND FEEDING ($58 value)
    • Suggested food supplies to enhance your learning (not included): 10 Cheerios, 10 Pretzel Sticks or 10 Veggie Stix
    • Online + SUPPLIES + DVD for 1 learner - ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE plus supplies and textbook and 1 course DVD
    • Group Rate for 5 learners
      • ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE for 5 learners
      • 5 sets of SUPPLIES
      • 5 textbooks
      • 1 course DVD

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